Riot

1997

Drama

46
IMDb Rating 6 10 313

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Dante Basco as Jeff Lee
Dean Norris as Kalena
Lucy Liu as Sever
Luke Perry as Boomer
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879.61 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
120 min
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1.59 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
120 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Taz750 10 / 10 / 10

Presents all views of the riots

It was a very good film in the way that it showed how the riots affected people from every perspective... the police officers being under fear of losing their life, the chinese boy afraid of losing the market store for which his family worked so hard, the poor latino boy who is carried away by the urge to provide his family with luxuries and the black man who is trying to survive the racial tensions. It's a very good movie and takes no side but rather shows how each race and each person in the situation suffered

Reviewed by *Prometheus* 6 / 10 / 10

Excellent merging of characters

This movie is about the L.A. riots stemming from the Rodney King incident. The movie is about how the four predominate races interact with each other during these riots. The whites, blacks, hispanics, and asians are the races involved. The way the director mingles the characters together at certain times is outstanding. For example in one scene you see 3 hispanics arguing, and in the background you see a police officer being surrounded by many people, and he is defending himself. Later, on the police officer's skit at the end he is in the same scene. A must see.

Reviewed by mcfly-31 6 / 10 / 10

mostly watchable...

Slightly above-average dramatizing of the darkest day in L.A. history, and the various ethnicities it affected. Being a TV movie, there are the expected demerits for one-dimensional music and uneven performances. But a great deal is made up for with the use of a very effective editing device and moments of surprise. An anthology of sorts, the first "story" depicts the looting and destruction of a Korean family's liquor store. The main focus is a teenage son, who wants desperately to rally against the mayhem, but realizes he's perilous to it. The unfortunate strike against this opener is both many moments of over *and* underacting. Tale two sweeps up a young Latino male into the fray, and how he originally is against the chaos, but can't help becoming swept up in the benefit of it all. There's a terrific confrontation scene between he and an older brother on the streets amid all the initial excitement. You had to figure there would be a law enforcement perspective, and that's seen next. Perry finds himself surrounded by both his police brethren, and the angry street mob he's trying to suppress. This is perhaps the weakest of the vignettes, as it takes quite a few liberties with real life. The first instance deals with a cop spouting off at a TV set in the department locker room. Of course, it's in defamation of Rodney King, but the fact that a white officer would be allowed to hurl racist rants at the screen --- with nary a black policeman present --- is ludicrous. There are no black officers at this precinct? Please. This is followed by white cops actually whooping it up at a black coffee shop as the King verdicts are read on a television. Beyond false and stupid. Things are wrapped up with a black father-to-be trying to protect and evacuate his elderly family members from the flashpoint of unrest. Peebles carries things pretty well, and Cicely Tyson is very compelling as his beleaguered mother who is frozen by the violence. They very wisely intercut her own flashbacks of the 1965 Watts riots as a touchstone for what she's seeing before her in the present day. As you can tell above, there's a great deal to be absorbed from all this, but also some negative mismash. Plus another element that takes away from the film is that these are not re-enactments, but moreso explorations. They capture what every ethnicity felt that day, but also reek of writer opinion. I mean, the fact that a black shop owner would be hit by a rock from a black rioter seemed a little over the top. In the end, it was all handled better than I expected, and shed equal light on one of the bigger blights in the country's history.

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